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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #8: Too Beautiful to Live (2011-Q1) 


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Friday, April 22, 2011 

#8: Too Beautiful to Live (2011-Q1) 



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Often described as the Seinfeld of comedy podcasts, in as much as it deals with the 
minutiae of social exchanges, Too Beautiful to Live is one of the longest running 
and most popular comedy shows produced. Intelligent, adroit, and always funny, 
even when things go vaguely awry, Too Beautiful to Live is among the world's most 
entertaining imaginary radio produced. 

The following podcast covers the first quarter of 2011, and has been split into three 
parts. Each part represents a successive month. Please download all three parts to 


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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #8: Too Beautiful to Live (2011-Q1) 

2006; 2007; 2008 


New episodes of Too Beautiful to Live can be found at the 
show's home page. 


Timestamps 

Parti 

0:06:00 - Luke offends a deaf person by attempting to do sign language 
0:1 2:00 - Work situations at KIRO (free food scrambles; toilets) 

0:44:00 -Jen's hairdresser overshares personal information 
0:55:00 - Top Story: Kitty litter; Ricky Gervais; Oprah 
2:1 1 :00 - Awesome/Not Awesome: Not showering with soap 
2:1 9:00 - Granny Time: A couple hides their marriage 
2:41:00 - The three year anniversary of Too Beautiful to Live 

Part 2 

0:09:00 - Luke almost drowns in a puddle 

0:13:00 -Jason is sick 

0:1 9:00 - Stories of regret 

0:55:00 - Get off the Stage: Kim Kardashian 

1 :06:00 - Awesome/Not Awesome 

1:24:00 - Granny Time: Dating, love, and marriage 

1:40:00 - Really, North Korea? Really? 

2:04:00 - Moments from the TBTLathon 
2:20:00 - Shut it Down America: "Work spouses" 

Part 3 

0:04:00 - Luke's terrible basketball game 

0:18:00 - Luke's Radiolab performance 

0:33:00 - Luke breaks out a zit in a meeting 

0:40:00 - Luke missed a flight while in the boarding lobby 

0:41:00 - Luke gets banned from a bowling alley 

0:54:00 - Top Story: Mr. Knightly gets banned from the groomers; Charlie Sheen 
1 :44:00 - Luke gets angry at bad PR 
1 :58:00 - Mondays with Gary 
2:33:00 - Obesity in kids 

2:47:00 - Phil Collins retires; Too Beautiful to Live cracks the Bryan Adams code 
3:24:00 - Rememberingjane Strauss 

Credits 

Too Beautiful to Live is a produced by Luke Burbank and Jen Andrews and is hosted 
by KIRO and MyNorthwest. The show starred Luke Burbank and Jen Andrews. 

Guest appearances included Vanessa Romo, Sean DeTore, and Mike Pesca. The 
musical stings in this episode were composed by Simon Harrison. We'd like to 
thank him for his support of the show. The closing song Heaven by Bryan Adams. 
Additional music came from Gran Turismo 4 Original Soundtrack. 



Giant Bombcast 

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2012; Ryan Davis 
Memorial; 2013; 2014 

Good Grief 

Full run 

Hang Up and Listen 

2013 

The HotSpot 

2005; 2006; 2007; 

Top 40 

Idle Thumbs 

Original run 

Left, Right & Center 

2011; 2012 

Loveline 

Q1 2000; Q2 2000; 

Q3 2000; Q4 2000; 

Q1 2001; Q2 2001; 

Q3 2001; Q4 2001; 

Q1 2002; Q2 2002 

Oddcast 

2009 

On the Media 

2001; 2011; 2012; 2013 

The Penn Jillette 
Radio Show 

Q1 2006 

Planet Money 

401 to 450; 451 to 500 

Political Gabfest 

2011; 2012; 2013 

Retronauts 

2007; 2008 

Security Now 

2005-2006; 2007; 2014 

The Skeptics' Guide 
to the Universe 

2005; 2006; 2007; 2011; 
2012; 2013 

Studio 360 

2012; 2013 

This American Life 

1 to 25; 26 to 50; 

51 to 75; 76 to 100; 

101 to 125 


Luke Burbank 

Burbank began his career in radio by pinch hitting across a variety of shows and 
genres, working either as a producer or as on-air talent. His work touched a 
number of shows, including The Conversation, Rewind, and Day to Day. He later 
became a reporter for NPR before starring as a regular panelist on the comedy 
show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! After a stint on The Bryant Park Project Burbank 
returned to Seattle to begin work on Too Beautiful to Live. 


Too Beautiful to Live 

Q1 2008; Q2 2008; 

Q3 2008; Q1 2011; 

Q2 2011; Q3 2011; 

Q4 2011 

Uhh Yeah Dude 

2006; 2007; 2008; 2012; 
2013; 2014 


Jen Andrews 

Jen Andrews served as producer for a variety of shows at KIRO before becoming 
executive producer of Too Beautiful to Live. The show marked the reunion of 
Burbank and Andrews, who had known each other since childhood. Andrews left 
the show for a time after its cancellation from radio and subsequent transition to 
the podcast format, but soon after rejoined Burbank as he broadcast from his 
home, "Burbank Studios." 


Wait Wait... Don't 
Tell Me! 

2011 

The Why Factor 

2012 


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creepo - Anonymous 

Best 

podcast. - Anonymous 

My favorite show on the 
site besides Daves of 
Thun... - Anonymous 

I always liked when 
Shirley Phelps called in. 

He a... - Anonymous 

That should read "a 
full Gabfest 

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